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Women in the Night (1948)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 2 January 1948 (USA)
As World War II nears its end, beautiful women forced to serve as sex slaves in a German officer's club, do what they can to destroy the plans of a cosmic death ray.

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Yvette Aubert
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Maj. von Arnheim
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Col. Noyama
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Claire Adams
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Frau Thaler (as Bernadine Hayes)
Gordon Richards ...
Col. von Meyer
Frances Chung ...
Li Ling
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Maya
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Helen James
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Shiela Hallett
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Chang
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Angela James
Frederick Giermann ...
Maj. Eisel
Philip Ahn ...
Prof. Kunioshi (as Phillip Ahn)
Arno Frey ...
Field Marshall Von Runzel
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The war in Europe is over, the Japanese are about to surrender after the Nagasaki bombing, but a group of die-hard German Nazis are holding on in Shanghai, protecting an ingenious invention of mass destruction - a cosmic ray generator that is 1000 times more deadly than the A-bomb. Col. Von Meyer is about to pass the secret of the weapon to Col. Noyoma, as Japan is still at war, and will use it to revenge their recent losses. However, Field Marshal Von Runzel arrives with precise orders to the contrary: the Japanese shall not have the secret weapon, for an underground Nazi ring is to use it later in another attempt to destroy all the Allied Nations, and conquer the world in a third Worl War. Von Meyer decides to create a diversion, and to offer the Japanese scientist and officers some "evening entertainment" at the German Officers' Club. Thaler, the female German Officer, is to bring in a number of women - arrested on trumped up charges at the Shanghai University - dress them up, and ... Written by Artemis-9

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Unspeakable atrocities!

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Curse of a Teenage Nazi  »

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Nazi and Japanese officers abuse women and try to get their hands on a secret weapon
18 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Pure exploitation film about Nazi's in China nominally to help the Japanese try to win the war and to abuse women. Actually the Nazi's in Asia have come up with a secret weapon that could have helped the Fatherland had they gotten it home before defeat, however Germany has fallen and the Japanese want it only the Germans don't want to give it up. Lurid exploitation film that is supposedly based on actual case files. Other than some note cards about nasty experiments I doubt very highly that any of what we see happened. More unbelievable spy drama mixed with and excuse to abuse women this is the precursor of the Nazi prison camp films of the early 1970's, though with out the nudity and truly graphic violence. I'm not sure what I think of the film. Taken for what it is its not a bad film, but I can't say its the sort of thing that I would willingly watch again since there is a rather mean spiritedness to it all. If you watch it you probably will walk away liking it, but you may hate yourself in the morning


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